We’re looking back at some of the biggest sports figures who died in 2020. From basketball legend Kobe Bryant to baseball icon Hank Aaron, these are the athletes who left us this year.
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It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to some of our favorite sports figures who died in 2020. From basketball legend Kobe Bryant to baseball icon Yogi Berra, these athletes will be sorely missed. Here is a list of some of the most famous athletes who passed away this year:
Kobe Bryant (41) – NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers
Yogi Berra (90) – Baseball player for the New York Yankees
Muhammad Ali (74) – Boxing legend and social activist
Arnold Palmer (87) – Golfing legend, nicknamed “The King”
Jackie Robinson (96) – Baseball player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, and ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time post season scoring lists. Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Bryant died on January 26, 2020, at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.
Sean Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American football player who was a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Due to his aggressive tackling style and reputation as a big-play producer, Taylor earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors during his four seasons with the team. He died at age 24 after suffering a fatal gunshot wound in an apparent burglary attempt at his home in Miami
Jose Fernandez, 24, was a right-handed pitcher for the Miami Marlins who died on Sept. 25 in a boating accident. Fernandez was one of baseball’s brightest stars and had already achieved great success in his young career. He was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was named to the All-Star team in 2016.
Andy Reid (born March 19, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a position he held from 1999 to 2012. From 2001 to 2012, he was also the Eagles’ executive vice president of football operations, effectively making him the team’s general manager. He led the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games, including four consecutive appearances from 2001-2004, and one Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.
In 2020, several notable sports figures died. Some of these deaths were due to natural causes, while others were due to accidents or suicides.
A few of the sports figures who died in 2020 include:
-Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Gordon
-Pro basketball player Rasual Butler
-Former MLB pitcher Tug McGraw
– NFL linebacker Junior Seau